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William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist who wrote an unused script for Alien3 in 1987. Gibson was the first of ten different writers to work on the Alien3 project. Although never produced as a film, Gibson's script has been adapted and released in several other forms — in 2018, the second draft was adapted as a comic book by Dark Horse Comics; in 2019, the second draft was adapted as an audio drama by Audible Studios, starring Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen; and in 2021 Gibson's first draft was adapted as a novel by Pat Cadigan.

Gibson has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer. In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s.[1] He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the World Wide Web.

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  1. Schactman, Noah (2008-05-23). "26 Years After Gibson, Pentagon Defines 'Cyberspace'". Wired.



 

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